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Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 02-28-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 599
Posted By fhhuber
Basic CG rule should apply... start at 30% MAC ...

Basic CG rule should apply... start at 30% MAC

That would be about 1/3 of the way from LE to TE at the root the way that wing tapers.
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-24-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By fhhuber
A few ways to deal with this... One is a reverse...

A few ways to deal with this... One is a reverse direction servo. or put each flap on its own channel and correct it in computer mix.

The mechanical solutions can be annoying or might look bad.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 245
Posted By fhhuber
The contacts will be fine. Same pins on even the...

The contacts will be fine. Same pins on even the high power buss RX made for 2 batteries with EC3 (i changed mine to deans) to supply RX and servo power.

Potential issue is the switch harness or...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-22-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 804
Posted By fhhuber
Actually... there are some wired center...

Actually... there are some wired center negative... so its best to check.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-14-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By fhhuber
Generally no.. if the slot is the correct size...

Generally no.. if the slot is the correct size and using very thin CA.

Too tight of a tight slot will inhibit wicking, but too loose and it won't bond the hinge to the wood. So while learning you...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-12-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By fhhuber
Can't go wrong with Hitec servos. I've had...

Can't go wrong with Hitec servos.

I've had issues with every one of the cheap off brands. A $3 servo that costs you an airplane wasn't really cheap.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 02-11-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 804
Posted By fhhuber
Thunder (Turnigy rebranded) AC-6...

Thunder (Turnigy rebranded) AC-6 (http://www.nitroplanes.com/thunder-ac6-charger-power.html)
or.
AC680 (http://www.nitroplanes.com/73p-ac680-accharger.html) costs a little more and a a little...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 02-10-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By fhhuber
Always stronger to glue it together and "bandage"...

Always stronger to glue it together and "bandage" the joint with fiberglass. There are a few models i have seen that do not require the wings to be permanently joined and I have gone ahead and done...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-03-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By fhhuber
Try this: With the cheater hole open,...

Try this:

With the cheater hole open, measure thrust while slowly advancing the throttle.

You will find a point where thrust drops off. That is max static thrust for your setup.

Now cover...
Forum: Power Systems 02-02-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 476
Posted By fhhuber
Low kv means turning a larger diameter prop at...

Low kv means turning a larger diameter prop at low rpm. A prop is more efficient at low rpm and large diameter means lots of pulling power.

The Kadet is a relatively slow flying aircraft making...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-31-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By fhhuber
Connect them at the connection between battery...

Connect them at the connection between battery and ESC.

Several ways to go about it. I like to make up a pass through connector for the BEC so you plug the BEC to the ESC then plug the battery to...
Forum: Indoor & Micro Electric Planes 01-30-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By fhhuber
Polks Tracker in Futaba mode should work fine...

Polks Tracker in Futaba mode should work fine with it. Standard Futaba trainer port with power passing.
Trainer compatible with any of the 72 mhz radios from when they came out and I have all the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-30-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 430
Posted By fhhuber
Note that the issue is the potential amp draw...

Note that the issue is the potential amp draw under load... and the digital vs analog servos of similar torque and speed ratings will have similar max current demand. The digital will have somewhat...
Forum: Off Topic Chit Chat 01-28-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 500
Posted By fhhuber
If Al Gore had been right about global warming......

If Al Gore had been right about global warming... (he won a Nobel Prize for it...)
Then much of Florida should be only viewable by a glass bottom boat now...
We are well past his predicted time...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By fhhuber
Probably if i had access to the radio I could...

Probably if i had access to the radio I could find how to do it... (if it can be done)

Polks said there was no way their radio could do CCPM (at all)... I had my Honeybee CP2 on it and an expert...
Forum: RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 01-27-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 159
Posted By fhhuber
Futaba has had this issue (other people knowing...

Futaba has had this issue (other people knowing more about how to program the radio than tech support does) since at least the days of the "Super 7" when you had to buy a 3rd party book about how to...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 01-24-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By fhhuber
(Yes... I'm covering stuff not applicable since...

(Yes... I'm covering stuff not applicable since you have the PCM radio, not 2.4 ghz, but this could help someone else too... I bet you are using the PCM RX)

Its going to have to do with the TX and...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-22-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 599
Posted By fhhuber
Canopy is a proper AT6 style vacuum formed that...

Canopy is a proper AT6 style vacuum formed that looks mass produced and the correct scale. That points to ARF/Kit or maybe a "short kit" (plans, some of the die cut/laser cut parts and vacuum...
Forum: Beginners 01-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By fhhuber
There's not a lot of difference in size/shape of...

There's not a lot of difference in size/shape of other brand motors in this class. You should EASILY be able to find an equal or slightly better motor from a different brand at lower cost.

I...
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 01-21-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 599
Posted By fhhuber
The cowl of the AT-6 will be big and round... if...

The cowl of the AT-6 will be big and round... if you use the biggest motor that fits it will be extremely nose-heavy.

Yep... glue that little cub's wing back together and maybe some clear packing...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-19-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 330
Posted By fhhuber
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__56258__Turn...

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__56258__Turnigy_RotoMax_1_60_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor_US_Warehouse_.html

Appx 20CC gas replacement (more power than modern 20CC which is more power than the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 330
Posted By fhhuber
Yes, the smaller planes are lots more convenient....

Yes, the smaller planes are lots more convenient. The appx "40 to .60 size" (about 1.5 to 2 meter spans and 2 to 10 lbs typical) planes are big enough to handle moderate winds and small enough to be...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 330
Posted By fhhuber
$300 or so for a gasoline engine... or close to...

$300 or so for a gasoline engine... or close to the same for an electric motor + ESC + batteries...

Costs have gotten that good for e-power.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-18-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By fhhuber
Almost all RXs have the + and - pins "bussed" so...

Almost all RXs have the + and - pins "bussed" so you could plug a Receiver battery into any empty servo port.
You can use a Y to connect battery (or UBEC) in parallel with a servo. Works fine.
...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-16-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By fhhuber
It was unbelievably low price including flying...

It was unbelievably low price including flying lessons....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-15-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By fhhuber
Just pick a user mix and mix them yourself. ...

Just pick a user mix and mix them yourself.

Some radios have the rudder-aileron/aileron-rudder mix as a built in function.... some don't. DX6 is a lower end radio with less mixing features.

I...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-14-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By fhhuber
"Pattern" style model more for precision than 3D,...

"Pattern" style model more for precision than 3D, but 3D capable:
"The Wings Maker" Commander EP 40. Quite an impressive plane....
Forum: Aerodynamics 01-13-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By fhhuber
It won't hurt anything to have 100% (all up, no...

It won't hurt anything to have 100% (all up, no down) aileron differential... except the reduced roll rate.

The 2 controls that you absolutely must not limit lower than factory spec are rudder and...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 01-11-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 300
Posted By fhhuber
Futaba vs JR default servo directions are...

Futaba vs JR default servo directions are reversed.
Some ESCs expec the JR ... and some expect the Futaba. Test with prop removed.
Forum: ParkFlyers 01-09-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By fhhuber
CG is where it actually balances... Your...

CG is where it actually balances...


Your CG should be checked by putting the battery in, canopy on and flipping the model upside down. Put a finger under the wing on each side of the fuselage...
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